Ceremony for Marc Anthony's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame turns into a family celebration
The world renowned singer received the 2,762nd star on the Hollywood landmark street on Thursday
September 13, 2023 9:10am
Updated: September 13, 2023 9:10am
The ceremony for Latin music sensation Marc Anthony’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame became a family celebration.
The world renowned singer received the 2,762nd star on the Hollywood landmark street on Thursday, flanked by wife his Nadia Ferreira, and two sons, Cristian, 22, and Ryan Muñiz, 20, children from previous marriage with Dayanara Torres.
Anthony, now 54 posed during the ceremony with Cristian and Ryan next to his new star. His two children also took a photo together, just as two brothers on the red carpet.
During the pop singer’s speech, he said he was “beside myself” and “humbled.”
“I’m taking it in and I’m thinking about my kids and I’m thinking about my friends,” Anthony said in a speech that highlighted his Hispanic heritage and how it helped make him the man he is today.
“And I’m a collection of that and I’m not worthy because I have so much more to do.” Anthony went on to thank his fans, team and children, among others.
“I want to thank people who believed in me, my godson, my babies that are not babies anymore, my baby, my beautiful friends, my wife, my team,” he told his Hollywood Blvd. audience. “And people that on a daily basis make me the man that I am.”
While Anthony’s two sons celebrated the event with him, the children he had with Dayanara Torres are not his only descendants.
The Latin singer also has a a son named Chase and a daughter named Arianna from his previous relationship with Debbie Rosado.
He also shares 15-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez.
Prior to Anthony giving his Los Angeles based speech, he said was deeply moved that his longtime friend, soccer star David Beckham showed up as the guest speaker.
Beckham said he was “very starstruck” when he first met Anthony two decades ago. He said he used to listen to Anthony’s music for inspiration on the way to play for Real Madrid.
“I now dress a little bit like him. I learned salsa for one man only, but please don’t tell my wife,” Beckham mused, referring to former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham. “But when we met, we immediately had a special connection. I knew that I had a friend for life.”
Anthony was clearly moved by his friend’s speech, even drying tears from his eyes as Beckham spoke.
“Over the years our friendship has grown and Marc is family, godfather to my son, Cruz,” he said, as Cruz Beckham looked on from the audience. “And someone that I love to spend time with. He is an incredible father, husband and family man and he gives so much to the people in his life.”
Anthony, a multi-Grammy winner shared videos and photos of the event with his fans from on his Instagram stories, writing on one photo, “Gracias, mi gente,” which translates to “thank you, my people.”